The New England Patriots released footage of Patriots training camp and it’s a fun little glimpse into what happens behind the scenes.
As a writer, it’s my job to dissect every single frame and share some glorious insight about what we can take away from the minutiae. So here we go.
RB LeGarrette Blount is stretching his quads without a no-contact jersey
Blount is stretching the open field, which is where he hopes to spend much of the 2016 season. He is back from his hip injury after he spent OTAs recovering in the training room. You get a nice shot of new-signing Vinnie Sunseri in the foreground and rookie cornerback Cre’Von LeBlanc in the background.
Let’s compare this still shot of Tom Brady and Jimmy Garoppolo holding a football
Garoppolo seems to be handling the football with a lot more poise and confidence than he has in seasons pas- sorry, I couldn’t finish that sentence. This means nothing, but it’s a fun shot at the Patriots past, present, and future at the quarterback position.
Safety Duron Harmon is wearing a no-contact jersey
Like Blount, Harmon did not participate in OTAs, but Harmon is wearing a jersey that keeps him away from contact. He likely has a minor issue he’s working through. This is also a nice shot of rookie Kamu Grugier-Hill warming up with the defensive backs, even though he played linebacker in college.
Nate Solder and Dante Scarnecchia are reunited!
Happy days for Patriots fans. Nate Solder was an ascending left tackle and considered one of the best in the league when offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia was in charge of the unit. Solder disappeared when Scarnecchia retired, but now both are back and everyone should rejoice.
I’m also pretty sure that he is working with rookie Ted Karras, but there’s not a good enough shot on tape. Have a look for yourself and report back!
This video means nothing, but hopefully it keeps you content until more information surfaces from practice.